'''Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet''' (17 December 177829 May 1829) was a Cornish people|Cornish chemist
who is best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali metal|alkali
and alkaline earth metal
s, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine
. Jöns Jacob Berzelius|Berzelius
called Davy's 1806 Bakerian Lecture
''On Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity''
"one of the best memoirs which has ever enriched the theory of chemistry."
He was a Baronet
, Presidents of the Royal Society|President of the Royal Society (PRS)
, Royal Irish Academy|Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA)
, and Geological Society of London|Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS)